Montserrat to have in Place Procedure on the Refusal of Entry of CARICOM Nationals by August 1st 2018

 Prime Minister of Jamaica and CARICOM Chairman Andrew Holness

Prime Minister of Jamaica and CARICOM Chairman Andrew Holness

Montserrat and the rest of the CARICOM Member states are to have in place procedures on the refusal of entry of CARICOM nationals travelling across the region by August 1st, this year. 

The procedures, which will be applied at the border of each territory, were adopted by CARICOM Leaders during the just-concluded 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in Jamaica from July 4 to 6.

Prime Minister of Jamaica and CARICOM Chairman Andrew Holness says the refusal of entry of CARICOM nationals “is a matter of great importance to many’’.

Holness says the procedures will guide border officials on how they should treat nationals who are refused entry. 

Andrew Holness

The Conference of Heads of Government, which consists of the Heads of Government of the Member States including Montserrat, is the supreme organ of CARICOM and determines and provides its policy direction.

Montserrat is a full member of the 15-island grouping, while there are 5 associate members and 8 with observer status.